Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

The Private Museum Of Russian Icon Attracts Visitors From Abroad
27.11.2016 23:33
The Private Museum Of Russian Icon Attracts Visitors From Abroad

The museum was founded by businessman and patron Mikhail Abramov. Museum is the only private collection of Byzantine and ancient Russian arts in Russia, officially transformed into a public museum the status of which was confirmed by its inclusion in the International Council of Museums. Some halls represent interactive exhibits. There is a reconstructed icon painting workshop with artist steadily working there; an Old Believers’ chapel with restored interior corresponding to Bezpopovtsy sectarians’ prayer house and a temple area with an unique monument in Russia – an authentic carved Greek iconostasis dating from the end of 17th century. The collection contains nearly 4,500 exhibits.

      Specialists say that some of the exhibits in the collection are more valuable than the masterpieces of the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. The icon ”Virgin Odigitria” (14th century) by Simon Ushakov, icon of Saint Nikolay Mirlikiisky (14th century) and a Greek iconostasis of the late 17th century are among the most valuable exhibits in the collection. Icon "Affection” (15th century) from the Greek island of Crete – which by a miracle was not burned in last year's fire in the Grabar Art Center – is also on display here.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

A Special Guide for Japanese Tourists will be Published in the Khabarovsk Territory
The First D-Line Cable Car in Russia will be Built in Sochi
Stolby Reserve will not Impose Entry Fees
Discover Orthodox Tourist Routes In Sochi
Yandex.Drive Goes to St. Petersburg

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Volgograd  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Cinema  Design  Russian regions  Olkhon  James Blunt  Unusual Incidents  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Fairy Tales  Kopeysk  Russian export  Alrosa  Moscow Multimedia Art Museum  Gelendzhik  Saint Petersburg  We demand peace  Kaluga Region  Russia's gas reserves  accident  Winzavod  Fine Arts Festival "Traditions and the Present"   Kalashnikov  Naïve Art Museum  Komi Republic  Russian tourism  Krasnoyarsk  public transport  Russian hockey  Mariinsky theatre  Sberbank  travel to Russia  Driving License  Konstantin Khabensky  Literary Meetings  Sakhalin  Spartak Moscow  luxury cars  St. Petersburg  Kari Suomalainen  Russian business  Grace Kelly  Father Frost  Festivals in Moscow  contemporary art  Skiing in Moscow  Moscow  Books  Tsaritsyno  Astrakhan 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites